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1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15H7J
once in a great while the ignition seams to drop out at 3800 rpm and on warm starts it will miss randomly distributor and rotor both were recently replaced spark plugs are nearly new as well found 3 bad plug wire boots distributor cap seems in good condition r...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L not charging VIN: 2FTEF1545N
customer came in with a f150 not charging. another shop put a starter solenoid, starter and alternator in the vehicle and still no alt output and the starter is always engaged. gauge on the dash shows battery voltage, as does a meter. If you put the meter on t...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B5P
The car runs great off of idle driving down the road. I have installed a dist. from World Pac and after the car idles for about ten min it just shuts off and will restart imediately and run for another 10 min. pleae help Trouble codes: 2 (crank posistion sensor), 24 (o2 sensor)
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on, CHT over temp VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
We have a 1997 Ford Expedition with 4.6L. This vehicle sets DTC P1285 on every warm up cycle and on about the 3rd or 4th time the P1285 sets, it sets a P1299 and goes into “fail-safe" bypass which is designed to prevent engine damage due to overheating. I unde... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L heater core VIN: 1FMPU18LXW
It keeps blowing heater cores
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU24XXW
Hello, this vechile came in with multiple misfires we found the center ceramic electrodes cracked and on some plugs completely missing. We installed new plugs of the correct heat range and let it go. After one month it returned with the same problem the inside...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17W4Y
Fuel on intake valves. Hi, I have three holes that collect several teaspoons of fuel when left to sit overnight. Rail held pressure (30psi for 1/2 hour) pulled intake in morning found raw fuel on back of valve 1, 2 ,3 intake. All the rest are dry. When run it ...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
Hello, And My hat is off to you guys who service these Ford Trucks every day. They are not everyone's cup of tea. Work they are. ***. This is a tow/no start/no run. initially. Change engine oil. Renew the IDM - because the case was badly corroded and it is a...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1FMDU75W12
vehicle arrived this AM with a complaint of higher than normal idle speed and harsh 2-1 downshift. Started vehicle and noticed the normal flair at start-up then speed settled at aprox 1200 rpm test drove for trans complaint and could not duplicate in 5 mile te... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP circuit performance problem)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs light on VIN: 1FMZU73K83
i have a code of c1440 and cant find in our snap-on scanner has all new brakes,new rab sensor, and brakes work fine. just cant find out what this c-code means.
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMNU44P73
Engine stumbles and misses on accelleration. EGR valve replaced. New mass air sensor. Engine also has idle stumble. No cel light on. Engine code p0266 and p0401 Trouble codes: P0266, P0401
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU17535
ok guys and gals,i've done all of this,checked compression and between 170 and 175 on all 8 cylinders.pulled intake of to see if maybe a crack under the intake and no luck.will not set a misfire code on any cylinder checked in mode 6 to no avail.dropped cat co... Trouble codes: P2196 (running rich causing it to go lean), P2273 (same as above bank 2)
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHNM86S1
Help please, this car blows fuel pump Fuse #12 replaced relay and fuse car run great for week. Then blow fuse again. Test amps on fuel pump 8 amps. I think fuel is needed. What would you do.

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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L no tach ,, no shifting VIN: 2FTHF26MLC
finding and checking fuse links was the key to this one . FINDING them was the problem in this case , the truck has had more patched up wiring then should be allowed by law ! thanks for the help
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5149S
Thank you to all who have responded. I continued to try to get the van not to start this time with the MODIS hooked up keeping in mind all of the suggestions that were given to me. The van continued to start the rest of the day and we even let it run outside...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTJS34F9T
I believe we have it narrowed down to the injectors. My customer is just trying to get some cash together for the parts. I will update after we finish the job. Thanks again for everyone's help
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Thanks to neal and maycor they were right on whit a dpfe sensor shorted.whit out youre help i could never fix a dpfe sensor whit a cam code,thanks again. Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L6W
Well guys, thanks for all the replies. I feel a bit like a rookie again after this one. I was ready to pull valve cover to inspect valvetrain, when i decided to check all the connections on the other cylinders injectors and coils. Upon checking this I found #6...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF47F7X
Thanks for all the replies. We ended up doing the injectors. The truck is running fine now. Very little smoke Very little oil consumption and it is starting normal again. Had to get approval from the fleet managemnet company and they wanted verificatio...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSX31L04
Thanks for all the replies. The fix for this one was the 4x4 relay module mounted beside the GEM module behind the radio.It has a relay for the high and one for the low range.The one for the low range was bad. Thanks again for all the help.
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34342
Hello everyone and thanks for all replies. I did run a few extra checks, fuel pressure drop, tried heating up the coils and module with heat gun. No difference. Finally the "regular driver" called me and she said the same thing as the mother. After asking ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L locks VIN: 3FTNW21F12
Well this one is finally fixed. I replaced the lock actuators and the VSM the locks worked good, but the dome lights would not work the VSM would not work with out programming, so long story short I replaced the actuator and used the original vsm and it seams ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights,gauges VIN: 1FMZU73K23
It turned out to be a short in the central security module(use to be the gems)I unplugged the gray connector(there are three)and my interior lights came on even before I could test anything.Put anew module in it and no more blown fuses.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Won't engage VIN: 2FTRF18233
Well, I wish that I had a very technicial, highly intelligent repair for this vehicle. I don't. I checked all the inputs and outputs for the four wheel actuation on this vehicle. I was at the point where I suspected a faulty GEM module. I removed the GEM m...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L54
Thanks to everyone for the help. After reading some of the other posts on similar vehicles I realized there had to be more gas in the vehicle in order to run the misfire monitors. We put $40 in gas in and drove it. 10 mins down the road I could see a few cy... Trouble codes: P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308 (p0174-), P0174 (p0316-), P0316.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
EGR Ports were Clogged at throttle body, be sure to look under the gasket, sure enough 2 of the 3 "ventways" were clogged. cleaned them out and egr system works great! Trouble codes: P0401.
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